We know how to have fun!
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We know how to have fun!

Campers become the best of friends!
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Campers become the best of friends!

Campers become the best of friends!
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Campers become the best of friends!

Shark week!
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Shark week!

Seining fun!
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Seining fun!

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Seining fun!
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Seining fun!

Touch tank
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Touch tank

Turtle
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Turtle

Sea Stars Marine Camp

REQUIRED CAMP FORMS

*These forms DO NOT register your camper, they need to be submitted AFTER you register through the online system.

*Visa and MasterCard ONLY


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At Cranberry Hill Environmental Center, Fuchs' Preserve, Northport

Ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14*

Sea Stars Marine Camp is a unique week-long summer experience for your child. Our instructors use hands-on activities to teach about Long Island's vital coastal habitats as well as a broad range of important marine and freshwater biology topics. We now offer multiple sessions with varying activities, lessons, crafts and outings to the beach, aquarium and fishing expeditions!

*ALL NEW 2016:

- Ages 12- 14 can now enjoy an age appropriate specialty week (session 2: AQUATIC INVESTIGATORS)

- Session 1 and 2 (SEA TREKKERS and AQUATIC INVESTIGATORS) will include a FISHING EXPEDITION aboard Captree's Yankee 3 vessel!

- By popular demand, we now offer 3 SHARK WEEKS!

Please see the below information regarding sessions:

SEA TREKKERS ages 6-8 & 9-11

Session 1 (June 27-July 1; ages 6-8 & 9-11)
Session 2 (July 5-8; ages 9-11 only) 4 days*

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, EXCEPT THURSDAY (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)*

All the fun of Sea Stars Marine Camp with a fun and exciting approach to fishing! Your camper will enjoy a fishing expedition aboard Captree's Yankee III Fishing Vessel while led by Captain Fred who will show them all they need to know about knot tying, boat safety, conservation and much more! We will also see what life we can find during bottom dredges! Campers will be guided according to their ability. First timers are welcome!

At the Center, campers will observe and handle live marine animals and freshwater pond-life while learning about marine science and environmental ecology, fish ID, equipment care, conservation and much more! Before the week is over your child will show great improvement in their fishing abilities along with an increased knowledge of our local waters and what's living in it.

During guided nature walks through the Preserve, campers will explore our coastal woodlands and freshwater pond and get a chance to collect and observe these wonderful creatures.

AQUATIC INVESTIGATORS ages 12-14

Session 2 (4 days)
July 5-8

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, EXCEPT THURSDAY (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)*

Get ready to kick up the aquatic biology fun a few notches!  

Whether your child is passionate about marine biology or just wants to know more about Long Islands fascinating marine wildlife, this course is a great introduction. This week is designed to immerse our older campers deep into the world of aquatic science through these hands-on learning experiences! The program covers a wide range of marine and freshwater topics, including hands on demonstrations of techniques used by biologists, eg. survey skills, fish dissections, pond and marsh sampling for aquatic invertebrates and plankton etc.

This week will also lead campers through an exciting fishing experience aboard Captree's Yankee III! Campers will learn all they need to know about fishing, knot and rig tying, boat safety, local fish biology and conservation! Captain Fred will also lead us through an exciting bottom dredge where campers will investigate bottom dwellers.

*Is your child interested in becoming a Counselor-In-Training? We can help train and orient them to the important duties and tasks of a Sea Stars Marine Camp CIT so that they are ready to volunteer when they are 15 as a CIT! email: mec75@cornell.edu, if interested.

SHARK WEEK ages 7-9 & 10-12

Session 3 (July 11-15)
Session 4 (July 18-22)
Session 5 (July 25-29)

Sessions run from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

All the fun of Sea Stars Marine Camp with a focus on sharks! Your child will explore the biology and ecology of these fascinating and misunderstood predators. Through hands-on activities, campers will learn fun facts about sharks' lives from their diets and teeth to their habitats and conservation efforts.

This week will include one beach trip where they will enjoy swimming, seining and beach games.

It will also include trip Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead where campers are guided in small groups through the exhibits by educators.

SEA STARS WEEK ages 6-8 & 9-11

Session 6 (August 1-5)
Session 7 (August 8-12)
Session 8 (August 15 -19; ages 6-8 only) 

Sessions run from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Programs planned include twice weekly bus trips to a nearby beach, where your child will explore our local beach & salt marsh. They will learn about the remarkable animals that live there and enjoy many beach activities to include swimming, seining and beach games.

At the Center, campers will observe and handle live marine animals and freshwater pond-life while learning about marine science and environmental ecology. Everyday campers will be immersed in a different marine or freshwater topic. During guided nature walks through the Preserve, campers will explore our coastal woodlands and freshwater pond and get a chance to collect and observe these wonderful creatures.

Each day is packed with hands-on activities, outdoor games, exciting arts & crafts and fun facts about our local aquatic habitats.

FEES

Sessions 1: SEA TREKKERS - $350/child
Session 2 (4 days) :        SEA TREKKERS - $300/child
AQUATIC INVESTIGATORS - $350/child
Sessions 3, 4, 5: SHARK WEEK - $350/child
Sessions 6, 7 & 8:  SEA STARS WEEK - $300/child

PLEASE NOTE: Sea Stars Marine Camp Registration is ONLY accepted online.

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SEA STARS MARINE CAMP BROCHURE

Contact

Marie Cancro
Marine Youth Education Specialist
mec75@cornell.edu
631-239-1800 x 28

Last updated April 25, 2016